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FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: October 1, 2012
RE: Gala Christmas Party

I’m happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks! We’ll have a small band playing traditional carols… feel free to sing along. And don’t be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1:00 PM. Exchanges of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over $10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone’s pockets. This gathering is only for employees!

Our CEO will make a special announcement at that time!

Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Patty

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» 17 Comments

  1. MaryfromMarin

    December 20th, 2012

    I’ve seen this before, but it never fails to crack me up! “We all wish Patty a speedy recovery…”

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  2. marleenna1959

    December 20th, 2012

    too true to be really funny.

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  3. jenny

    December 20th, 2012

    The company I work for sent out a “Holiday” luncheon email – carefully avoiding the word Christmas or any religious reference. And then they served ham as the entree – which Jews and Muslims will not eat. Oh the irony.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 20th, 2012

    And don’t be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus!…Our CEO will make a special announcement at that time!

    He’ll be passing out pink slips to all of the employees that have 0bama bumper stickers on their cars! Merry Christmas!

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  5. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 20th, 2012

    Half a day off with pay is great. Why party with the pricks from the office when you can go out with real friends.

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  6. jclady

    December 21st, 2012

    Hubby’s company used to throw the most awesome Christmas parties.

    Not any more. :(

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  7. Plain Jane

    December 21st, 2012

    JC lady

    I hear you. Boy do I miss those dinner/dances.

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  8. jclady

    December 21st, 2012

    Plain Jane — those were the days. Dinner, dancing, drinks, “white elephant” gifts. All now PIC.

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  9. Jorel Lives!

    December 21st, 2012

    @jclady

    If I could go back, it would be one of three: 1966, 1967, or 1968. It was family big time at Aunt so-an-so’s place. Partying from early afternoon into the wee hours of the night. Aunts, uncles, grandma, a hundred cousins, and Mommy and Daddy of course. Everybody brought food and games and gifts. Man, it’s all gone.

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  10. Corona

    December 21st, 2012

    Heh heh. Good comeuppance.

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  11. jclady

    December 21st, 2012

    @Jorel — yep, those were the days. Simpler times, focus on the family.

    How have we gotten to this point?

    Seriously, I broke into tears tonight over the loss of the family connection during the holidays.

    I have a brother in town (who I haven’t seen since Thanksgiving last year) and he is having his kids and grandkids into town over the weekend. I only know this from a combination of my mom and what’s been posted on FB. I haven’t heard a word from him, so we’re not invited to any “family” events.

    I tell ya, going to hell in a handbasket!

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  12. Jorel Lives!

    December 21st, 2012

    @jclady

    The word I’m thinking of is happenstance. My wife and I get ticked when my sis and her hubby are ten minutes away and only come around when THEY feel like it, which is two, maybe three times a year. So we go back and forth, my wife and I: “Hey, they don’t care about us, screw them.” We feel hurt and get mad. That’s normal. And so forth. Guess what happened yesterday? Yep. She called. They want to be here Xmas day. So, let bygones be bygones. Call your brother, break the ice, shoot the bull, and be nice. You’ll be surprised what might happen.

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  13. sig94

    December 21st, 2012

    That was a classic. Our office Christmas party is called a Christmas party (serves about 100 people), starts in the morning with booze, all kindsa eats and we can leave early with pay. Yeah office parties!

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  14. giamby

    December 21st, 2012

    What kind of office party is held on a Sunday?

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  15. fullcirclethinker

    December 21st, 2012

    Welcome to Amerika Comrades!

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  16. Noodengr

    December 21st, 2012

    We moved our Christmas party to late Jan this year.
    I think mainly because the places that are big enough to hold the 300 of us or so were all booked
    when the person in charge went looking.
    But around the office and shop small groups are doing fun extra special meals or eating out to celebrate.
    Helps to work for a company with southern roots, that still says Christmas.

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  17. Goldenfoxx

    December 21st, 2012

    I look at holidays now as just another day. I’m not up to the stress that comes along with it. People start drinking, getting belligerent. My son got into a fight with my daughter’s boyfriend with fists flying. No, I don’t like the “good ole days.” DH and I stay home, cook a prime rib for ourselves, listen to music, and enjoy the fact that I don’t have to clean up after anyone. My carpet stays clean, no more half eaten candy canes left under the chair for ants to find. No more pouring out 1/2 drank soda’s, and no more overfilled garbage can. The money I save ($500+) pays for a vacation to anywhere. Peace and quiet – I love it!

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